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Mattis: Military response to N. Korea threat would be tragic

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Friday the country would continue to tackle the North Korea issue by pushing for an increased international pressure.

"If this goes to a military solution, it is going to be tragic on an unbelievable scale," Mattis warned at a Pentagon news conference.The defense secretary added the US will continue cooperating with the United Nations, China, Japan and South Korea in order to find a diplomatic solution to the issue.

The recent period has been marked with heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, with North Korea not giving up on its ballistic missile tests and nuclear program.

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